We want to give kids in Canada a platform to tell their COVID-19 pandemic stories. For children and their families, the pandemic has been a struggle. Lockdown measures and their knock-on effects have affected children’s mental and physical health, educational attainment, and connections to community.
We know that storytelling is necessary for developing literacy skills. Storytelling is also a way to build connections between people, teach the value of listening, and to remind ourselves that everyone’s story matters.
The Lost & Found project helps children connect with their own emotions and experiences which will allow them to better understand and engage with their communities.
We’ll also be archiving these stories to help future generations understand what the COVID-19 pandemic was like for Canada’s children and their families.